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  • adj. Not having been banked
  • adj. Not served by a bank


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un- + bank + -ed


  • I strongly believe that there will never be enough donor capital to bring microfinance to the scale it must reach if we are to address the needs of the billions of people who remain unbanked worldwide.

    Mary Ellen Iskenderian: Avoiding "Mission Drift": Do Microfinance Institutions Stop Serving Their Core Mission When Seeking Profit?

  • New fees could drive millions to join the 'unbanked' - Some say the end of free checking could lead many to drop accounts. rss feed

  • … Financial experts refer to these customers as the 'unbanked' - men and women who live from paycheck to paycheck or scrape by in cash economies.

    Rational Review

  • I mean, anyone who takes out a payday loan has to have a bank account, which already gets rid of the unbanked, which is tens of millions of people, including 20 percent of Latinos and African Americans.

    Democracy Now!

  • Banks have largely ignored serving what are called the unbanked and underbanked, arguing it is difficult to figure out how to make - Business News

  • Together these two groups - called the unbanked and the underbanked - comprise nearly 26 percent of all U.S. households, according to FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Households were identified as unbanked if they answered "no" to the question, "Do you or does anyone in your household currently have a checking or savings account?"


  • Those so-called unbanked and underbanked Americans are disproportionally low-income and minority families, including more than half of black households, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. survey.


  • From Zach Carter: "Poor people -- known as the "unbanked" -- frequently do at least one of two things around tax time that end up costing them a lot of money.

    HUFFPOST HILL - Reverend Al And Tim Geithner -- Of Course!

  • But notably, this year the conference showcased some innovations for the millions of "unbanked" Americans, who because of poverty, fear, or lack of information, don't have real bank accounts.

    Finovate focus: Reaching the millions of "unbanked"


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